Compare 2008 Honda Accord vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2008 Honda Accord
2008 Nissan Altima
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2-Door I4 Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 30 $21,726 $23,960
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX PZEV 21 30 $21,726 $23,960
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 30 $23,533 $25,960
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L PZEV 21 30 $23,533 $25,960
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 21 30 $25,521 $28,160
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 21 30 $25,521 $28,160
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 21 30 $20,551 $22,660
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S PZEV 21 30 $20,551 $22,660
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,003 $23,160
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $22,810 $25,160
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual EX-L w/Navi 22 31 $24,798 $27,360
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 22 31 $19,828 $21,860
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 28 $25,656 $28,310
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L PZEV 19 28 $25,656 $28,310
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 19 28 $27,644 $30,510
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 19 28 $27,644 $30,510
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 17 25 $25,656 $28,310
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L w/Navi 17 25 $27,644 $30,510
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX PZEV 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L PZEV 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX PZEV 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P PZEV 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $20,912 $23,060
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $22,720 $25,060
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual EX-L w/Navi 22 31 $24,708 $27,260
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $18,472 $20,360
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $19,376 $21,360
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX PZEV 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L PZEV 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 ULEV 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,726
$20,112

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,960
$21,450

Monthly Payment Estimate

$399 / month
$358 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

9.2
8.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Midsize

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

33.1 34.4

Front Head Room (in)

37.4 39.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

89.7 89.7

Second Hip Room (in)

46.3 47.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.4 53.9

Second Head Room (in)

35.1 35.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.5 52.4

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 42.5

Front Hip Room (in)

56.4 54.2

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 26.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.8 70.7

Track Width, Front (in)

62.2 60.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

190.9 182.5

Height, Overall (in)

56.4 55.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.2 60.4

Wheelbase (in)

107.9 105.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.9 7.4

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35

Brake Type

Pwr Power

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 20.0

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - NA

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

13.08 16.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.4 34.7

Steering Type

Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.56 2.83

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P215/60R16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P215/60R16

Spare Tire Size

T135/80D16 T135/70D16

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3338 3095

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

16 16 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.5 8.0

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 110

Engine

Displacement

2.4L/144 2.5L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

190 @ 7000 175 @ 5600

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

MPFI SMPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

162 @ 4400 180 @ 3900

Engine Order Code

NA QR25

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 31

Transmission

Trans Type

5 1

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.57 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.00 1.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 NA

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 5.80

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Continuously Variable

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 2.35 - 0.39

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.08 NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Accord Cpe Nissan Altima

Body Style

2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.59 0.68

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.04 0.86

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-link w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

Double wishbone Independent Strut

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